Interesting People Along The Way

The Art Of Fumiko & Hiroshi

Bonsai and pottery on the highest level ,,, MY FRIEND HANS, whom an unexpected and unjustified stroke of fate (because he didn’t cause it by doing anything wrong) shackles to his bed forever, told me the following story from his second fatherland Japan (his wife Yoko is Japanese and he has written most valuable books … Continue reading »

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Travel To East-Germany – Without Visa!

It’s very small nowadays, but very nostalgic – and worth a visit … THE AUTHENTIC REMAINS OF THE ONCE PROUD COMMUNIST PART OF GERMANY are … – a bar-saloon-restaurant, called „Koni’s Center“ in the town of Neubrandenburg. It’s a private museum for the nostalgic hungry and thirsty curiosity-seekers, run by a guy with a strange humour … Continue reading »

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IDEAS Surprising News from Vietnam …

How a lady invented very special public libraries MY OLD FRIEND HANS HAS AN INTERESTING FRIEND IN HANOI. Bui Tui Thuy, nicknamed „Roaming Thuy“, dreams of becoming an artist, but so far works in a normal 9 to 5 office job. But her creativity is overwhelming and she told Hans about her latest activity, and … Continue reading »

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ADVENTURE They Swim Across The Pacific …

5500 miles, 8 hours/day, 180 days – from Tokyo to San Francisco! CAN YOU IMAGINE? NO, NOBODY CAN – a group of He-Men, not one a professional or Olympic swimmer, accompanied by a vessel, crossing the mightiest ocean, in the water, by muscle power alone! The boss of the team, Ben Lecomte, is (unbelievable!) a … Continue reading »

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ART Nobody Paints Africa Like Larry …

This Zimbabwean artist is the greatest, says me! I WROTE A POST ABOUT HIM SOME TIME AGO, but I just visited Larry Norton at home in Vic Falls – and was so deeply impressed by this man’s ability to depict Africa on canvas that I have to present some of his latest works! An remarkable … Continue reading »

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LUXURY Mr. Steidl’s Sleeping Car …

The charming secret of the successful German publisher GERHARD STEIDL WAS BORN IN 1950, lives and works in Göttingen (immortalized by Barbara’s chanson, recently covered beautifully by Gerard Depardieu), is what they all say, the producer of the best art books – and the publisher of some literary big shots (like the late Günter Grass) who … Continue reading »

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GOLF What A Strange Foursome!

Martin Kaymer wants to play with Merkel, Smith and La Longoria … HE WAS THE WORLD’S NUMBER 1 PLAYER ONCE, in the moment he ranks in the 40s – but he can still win any tournament: the German Martin Kaymer. Asked by the German magazine „Zeit Golfen“ what his personal dream-foursome would be, he gave … Continue reading »

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PEOPLE Who Got The Longest?

The British poet Lord Byron, so it seems … SECRETLY, THE WORLD IS VERY INTERESTED to get the answer to this indecent question. Yes, so it is, don’t deny it! Was it Rasputin, the Sibirean monk, or Don Ameche, the American actor, or Ludwig II, the fairytale king of Bavaria? Few would know for certain. The … Continue reading »

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R.I.P. The Craziest Grave On Earth!

A beloved TV star took his living room – to the cemetery …HIS NAME WAS JOE MAFELA and he was so popular in South Africa, fans would kiss his footsteps. A local hero of TV, an entertainer, singer, writer, producer, model, talkshow host and comedian. Now he is dead, victim with 74 of a frontal car … Continue reading »

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MUTINY „Bounty’s“ Never Ending Story …

Now an DNA Slab is flying from Australia to Germany – and back! REMEMBER, when the mutineers of the „Bounty“ fled to Tahiti and Pitcairn, the British admiralty sent the „Pandora“ after them, catching the ones on Tahiti, sailing back to England, being shipwrecked off the Australian peninsula of York with all on board safe … Continue reading »

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